ERIC Number: ED167614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Televised Work-Along Program for Preschoolers.
Coller, Alan R.; Dusewicz, Russell A.
An external evaluation was conducted of the Picturepages television work-along program in Kentucky. The program consisted of 100 televised lessons and booklets, and was given to 237 preschool children. The lessons presented "games" which were designed to develop cognitive concepts and skills. Both process and outcome evaluations were made. Process evaluations assessed whether televised portions and booklet distributions were implemented according to plan. Booklets were distributed as intended but several factors affected availability of the televised component. Outcome evaluations focused on the program's effect on children's learning readiness, attitudes, and skills, and on parent-child interactions in home-based and preschool enter-based studies. The results of the home-based study indicated that parents felt children learned from the programs, but the center based study offered no support for program effects on children's learning readiness skills. Constraints on the program were discussed and several recommendations were offered. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Picturepages Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)